Young rider killed in a Charlotte County motorcycle crash
Last updated Saturday, March 25th, 2023
A tragic Charlotte County motorcycle crash led to the death of the rider, a 28-year-old man from Punta Gorda Wednesday, March 22, on Edgewater Drive.
The accident occurred about 10:30 PM when an eastbound motorcycle approaching Severin Road Southeast began to lose control, drifted off the road, drove across the median, flipped over, and smashed into the left of a northbound SUV in the other lane.
The rider suffered critical injuries that sent him to the closest hospital, where he was later pronounced dead due to severe injuries. The SUV driver, a Port Charlotte man, 52, suffered no injuries.
Florida Highway Patrol and local police are investigating the crash, with more details to follow soon.
Our deepest condolences go out to the departed.
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Charlotte County motorcycle crash due to fatigue
It’s no secret that Florida is one of the deadliest states for motorcyclists due to the extremely high number of fatal crashes per resident. Fatigue can be a contributing factor in fatal motorcycle accidents. Worldwide studies believe that up to 20% of road accidents, and a quarter of serious and fatal accidents, may be blamed on driver fatigue.
Driver fatigue is a state of extreme tiredness, drowsiness, or weariness, which makes it hard to focus. The cause can be too little sleep or not enough quality rest. In the same way as driving under the influence of alcohol, fatigued driving can make you shaky and more vulnerable to accidents.
While riding a motorcycle, make sure you follow these safety measures:
- Always wear an adequate helmet
- Before you ride, check your bike to ensure it is in good working order
- Don’t speed, and be aware of other drivers
- Keep a safe distance from other vehicles and the median
- Keep an eye out for intersections, and slow down
- Ensure that your bike has anti-lock brakes
- Never ride under the influence or otherwise impaired
Losing a loved one in a road accident can be a traumatic experience. Coping with the aftermath of such a shock can be challenging. It’s important to remember that everyone grieves differently, so there is no right or wrong way to grieve. A loved one’s loss can present many challenges, such as debt and financial hardship. Some people also experience Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Rebein Law’s motorcycle accident lawyers can help you through the legal process after losing a loved one. We will help you gather evidence about the motorcycle accident and how it led to the unfortunate loss of your loved one, negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, and take your claim to court if necessary. We understand the pain of losing a loved one in a road accident and remain committed to fighting for your rights.
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